Q & A
What is an Art Therapist?
An Art Therapist is a professional therapist who has undergone a Bachelor of Arts or Fine Arts, and has a Masters degree or Master's level degree in Art Therapy. This process involves having published a thesis and completing a high number of credits in studio art practice and practicing as an art therapist within the community.
Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses art as a tool to uncover the subconscious and access the unseen, felt emotions. It offers new understandings, perspectives, insights and helps to move through emotions at another level.
Art therapy is an opportunity to know yourself in a new way, to expand your creativity and explore what lies inside you, waiting to be expressed. It is a journey of the soul, an unfolding that is gentle, non-invasive and very effective.
Images relay symbols and emotions. Art therapy is an invitation to unveil your mysterious symbols and come to a deeper understanding of the issues that are arising and allow for inspiring shifts to take place.
-Connects the right and left brain hemispheres
-Facilitates greater emotional intelligence
-Reveals what lies beneath the logical mind and the intellect
-Awakens the inner child, expanding creativity and playfulness
-Brings about many insights
-Connecting with your source; relaxation, fun and rejuvenation
What is Sophie's specialty?
Art therapy helps every thing from depression to clarifying choices and disolving old patterns and creating a new identity.
My passion is to help people with body issues, gender and sexual identity issues, and relatonship and intimacy challenges. I work extensively with the LGTBQ+ community am well versed with various lifestyles from monogomy to polygamy and beyond.
What happens in an art therapy session?
You are provided with a safe space where you can relax and be heard. First you tell me about where you are at, and where you would like to see positive changes. You are invited to play with simple art tools. As it comes to an end, we put the images up so that we have an objective point of view and then I facilitate a dialogue between you and the art.
Why does it work?
Through art, we bypass the intellect. Perhaps you have thought about the challenges you have and tried to understand them, but art therapy gets straight to the underlying issues. The unconscious becomes conscious and we see things from a different perspective.
Who does it work for?
Art therapy is known to work for children to process changes, traumas, communication challenges and hard times.
It also works with teens and grown men and women and the genders in between. All it takes is curiosity and a willingness to explore the inner landscape.
What does it cost?
First session is 75 minutes, $130 ( followed by hourly sessions, $130).
Miracle package of 6 sessions, $720. *Highly recommended*